“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’’,said Dr Raphael Dingalo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Human Resource Development Council at the Farewell dinner for the outgoing Board Members. The private dinner was held on Thursday, 27th June 2018 at Bai Sheng Restaurant at the Grand Palm Hotel.

Dr Dingalo further applauded the former Board Members for laying the foundation for the Organisation. He highlighted that HRDC has identified key projects that will drive Botswana’s economy to a knowledge based society such as the development of the National Human Resource Development Plan (NHRDP). “You eat an elephant by chewing it in small chunks. The mandate of the organisation is broad but each function contributes to its achievement’’, posited Dr Dingalo.

As part of the HRDC Act of 2013, the organisation is expected to have a Board that is appointed by the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoTE). The HRDC Board was appointed in 2015 following the end of term of the previous Board. The role of the Board is broadly to advise, formulate policies and make strategic decisions for the organisation.

In his remarks, the outgoing Chairperson of the Board, Mr Batho Molomo indicated that it has been an honour to serve as the Chairperson of the HRDC Board. He pointed out that upon its appointment, the Board found the organisation undergoing transition and this was a challenge that required solutions that could assist HRDC in advancing the human capital development agenda on behalf of the Government of Botswana.

‘‘I am very proud to have served in the HRDC Board which was diversified, very sharp on addressing issues and did not want to simply put a rubber stamp on matters brought before it. I wish to also applaud my Deputy Chairperson, Ms Moggie Mbaakanyi for her humility, strength and an amazing character. She was indeed the ‘Mother of the House’. As you may be aware, Mrs Mbaakanyi used to be an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of

Education then and she chose to deputise someone who used to report to her then in the Public Sector”, jovially said Mr Molomo. Presenting the vote of thanks, Ms Moggie Mbaakanyi applauded the leadership of Mr Batho C. Molomo for bringing everyone together and working together as a team. ‘‘I wish you well in your new role Mr Molomo and I know you will continue to serve with dedication in your national duty. I am proud to have served in this Board too. It has been quite an exciting and humbling experience. HRDC Staff has been supportive and professional. I am proud of the work we have accomplished as a team. I further applaud the guidance of the Board Secretary Mrs Masingoaneng Ramodimoosi. May GOD bless you all’’, concluded Ms Mbaakanyi.

The out-going Board consisted of the following:

Mr Batho Molomo (Chairperson),

Ms Moggie Mbaakanyi (Vice Chairperson)

Including other Board Members, namely:

 Dr Thapelo Matsheka,

Ms Kebosweditse Ntebela,

Mr Kelapile Ndobana,

Ms Seilaneng Godisang,

Dr Grace G. Kgake-Tabengwa,

Ms Ruth Maphorisa,

Ms Serty Leburu,

Ms Michelle Adelman,

Ms Hellen C. Chilisa,

Mr Labane E. Mokgosi,

 Ms Dorcas Phirie,

Mr Sebetlela Sebetlela


News Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018